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Author: VeeEnn Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 23671  
Subject: Re: Disqualification Again (3 in 9 months) Date: 2/26/2013 10:18 AM
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...Classic music people -- what do you expect from them having fun with opera and literacy. Much better than those with only a popular culture brain.

As for my furore in last year's marathon, I had pictured "O mio babbino caro" in the Puccini comedy. Maybe I laugh too hard at myself and make fun of failure with a satirical look at "The Pain of Losing," with references to death at the opera, certain sounds on television, and illegal street racing of the 1950's.

So, it's not's them The ones with only a popular culture brain?

I suspect you're going to be facing a few more DQ's in the future if you think your disqualification this time was due to cultural illiteracy. You were given a perfectly valid ignored medical advice in the past. That's why. You displayed symptoms of a potentially serious condition and you ignored medical advice.

Or maybe there's a clause about excluding cultural poseurs from races that I haven't read about. That's always possible, I guess, but I'm still going to go the Occam's Razor route and suggest it was due to the reason you were given.
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